Pansy - Super Chalon Giants
This is a unique strain with distinctly waved and ruffled blooms and colours deep, velvety and conspicuous, making wonderful bedding and edging subjects. Superb also for tubs, planters etc. Flowers spring to summer. Height 15cm.
Sow late winter/spring or mid-late summer 1.5mm deep in good seed compost excluding light as darkness is beneficial. Germination usually takes 14-21 days at 19-24C. Keep the soil just moist and avoid high temperatures which prevent germination. When seedlings are large enough to handle, transplant and grow cool. Gradually acclimatise to outdoor conditions for 1-15 days before planting out after all risk of frost, 23-3cm apart in most soils, sun or part shade. Summer sowings should be moved to a cold frame and planted out in autumn or early spring.